Reading enterprise raises £12k after 100,000 books ruined in Doncaster floods

A social enterprise promoting literacy, Reread in Doncaster, has raised £12,000 in five days after hundreds of thousands of its books were damaged or destroyed by major floods. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-13 06:52:31 UTC ]
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Bookshop crowdfunder raises £4,000 to give 1,000 schoolchildren Greta Thunberg's book

A Big Green Bookshop campaign has raised more than £3,000 to get a copy of climate activist Greta Thunberg's book into the hands of 1,000 schoolchildren. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-31 07:07:49 UTC ]
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Under quarantine in South Korea? You can now read 50,000 books for free.

This week, amid a deluge of vaguely horrifying, opportunistic-seeming quarantine-related reading lists, here’s something that seems genuinely good: a South Korean e-book startup is waiving its subscription fee for coronavirus patients and people under quarantine in the country. “We hope that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-10 16:59:11 UTC ]
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The longlist for this year’s €100,000 International DUBLIN Literary Award is 156 books long.

The longlist for the 2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award was announced today, and it is indeed long—156 books long, to be precise. The prize is sponsored by the Dublin City Council, and the longlist is comprised of nominations from public libraries around the world. Last year’s winner,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-11 17:21:15 UTC ]
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Crowdfunder for 'best non-fiction book club in world' smashes £100,000 target

A pair of friends crowdfunding to build the “best non-fiction book club in the world” have surged past their £100,000 target. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-09 18:14:15 UTC ]
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BookTrust to deliver 700,000 free books to schools as Time to Read campaign kicks off

BookTrust will deliver 700,000 free books to every school starter as part of the annual Time to Read campaign this week.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-16 12:05:14 UTC ]
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#BookstoresAgainstBorders Still Going Strong, $100,000 Raised to Date

#BookstoresAgainstBorders, the book world's fundraising campaign for an organization that assists immigrants to the U.S. who have been incarcerated at the border, has raised more than $100,000 in about two weeks. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Scottish Book Trust receives £40,000 to help Glasgow children read

Scottish Book Trust has received £40,000 funding for Glasgow Reading Buddies, a project that encourages reading for pleasure in primary schools in Glasgow. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PBS Unveils The Great American Read's 100 Most Loved Books

PBS kicked off 'The Great American Read,' its forthcoming eight-episode documentary on reading in American Culture, by revealing the show’s list of America’s 100 best loved books in front of a lively crowd at the Morgan Library in Midtown Manhattan Friday morning. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Honeybee Campaign Will Distribute 100,000 Free Copies of Kids Can Press Book

Kids Can Press author Paulette Bourgeois and illustrator Josée Bisaillon have created a book for General Mills Canada's third annual educational campaign for ecological support. And bees may be among the beneficiaries. The post Canadian Honeybee Campaign Will Distribute 100,000 Free Copies of... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Charity children’s book raises £13,000 for Cameroon

A children’s book featuring stories by authors such as Gill Lewis, Piers Toray and Abi Elphinstone has raised more than £13,000 for a charity project in Cameroon. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scarthin Books raises over £10,000 for repairs

Derbyshire bookshop Scarthin Books has raised more than £10,000 in an appeal to fund urgent structural repairs. Proprietor Dave Mitchell said an engineer has told him he needs to install four steel columns to support 1,000 feet of bookshelves, and has turned to Crowdfunder because he would... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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With Oyster, Keep 100,000 Books In Your Pocket For $10 A Month

Whether for movies, music, or magazines, the all–access model has proven it's here to stay. Now, what Spotify has done for music and Netflix has done for movies, a startup called Oyster is trying to do for that most analog of relics: the book. The basic premise of Oyster's invite–only iPhone... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Pay as you read site hoping to raise $50,000

A start-up is hoping to create a new digital publishing platform for independent authors that... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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For Banned Books Week, I read the country’s 10 most challenged books. The gay penguins did not corrupt me.

The fact that these insightful, helpful and encouraging books are meeting such resistance is a distressing sign. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Read Harder: Read A Horror Book Published By An Indie Press

You will scare yourself silly with these chilling horror books published by an indie press. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-10 11:33:18 UTC ]
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Read Harder: Read a YA Nonfiction Book

Read Harder Challenge participants, and anyone looking for broader reading horizons, we've got your recommendations for the YA nonfiction book task. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-12-04 11:32:54 UTC ]
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PRH US donates up to 30,000 books to First Book charity in Obamas' name

Penguin Random House US will donate up to 300,000 more children’s books to First Book, the literacy charity, on behalf of former US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-04 05:39:25 UTC ]
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Up Your Reading Game With These Book Reading Accessories

You can make your reading experience *even better* with these great book reading accessories. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-15 11:38:51 UTC ]
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Where do you read books? I read at the mall.

Books are about people. Reading while you’re around them is a useful reminder of that. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-20 12:00:00 UTC ]
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